This opens a terminal shell connected to the selected device.
A green icon in the lower right corner indicates the device is online, while the IP address of the device appears in title bar. The IP address of Open Manage Network Manager’s server also appears in the lower left corner, when the connection is active.
The following menus appear for your terminal session:
File -- This menu lets you Connect or Disconnect to the device.
Edit --This menu lets you Copy or Paste text within the terminal session. Click and drag to select text.
Terminal -- This menu lets you set Foreground and Background colors, as well as configuring the Font and Buffer sizes. Reset Terminal restores the defaults.
Terminal is an applet that requires a Java Runtime Environment be installed and associated to the browser as a plug-in on the client machine.
You can cut and paste from the Direct Access terminal.
Telnet sessions are synchronous. You cannot interrupt a command in progress with another command you send, unless you have enabled something that periodically prompts for additional commands (for example enabling line continuation prompts).
Logging Terminal Sessions
You can log terminal sessions if you like. Do the following:
1. Enable Java Console on the client. For Windows, do this in Control Panel. On Linux you must navigate to the install location of your JRE and run the Console script. Select the Advanced tab and change the Java Console setting to show the console.
Java Control Panel > General tab > Settings displays the location where the logs are stored.
2. Open a Direct Access > Terminal session by right-clicking a device. The Java Console appears.
3. Configure the level of logging in the Terminal menu of the direct access screen. Levels, in increasing order of detail, include None, Info, Debug, and Trace, which echoes keystrokes.